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Rookie WR Drake London Back at Falcons Practice; Will He Play Sunday vs. Saints?

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Drake London is finding your way through his first NFL season and he moved a step nearer to making his debut during Monday’s practice.

Monday marks the very first time London is back again to practicing on the field as opposed to the sideline. London injured his knee on Aug. 12 through the team’s preseason opener contrary to the Detroit Lions and was not back on the field since … until today.

With the team’s regular season opener just six days away, there’s optimism that London decide to suit up for his NFL debut in the Falcons‘ first game. We’ll have more confirmation once the injury report happens Wednesday, but signs are pointing towards London being the team’s No. 1 receiver Sunday afternoon.

Atlanta lost a set of talented wideouts in back-to-back years, which began by trading Julio Jones to the Tennessee Titans in 2021. In March, the NFL indefinitely suspended the Falcons’ top receiver in Calvin Ridley for illegal betting. With those two gone, London ought to be near the top of the depth chart if it is released later this week.

London notched 2,153 yards on 160 catches to go with 15 touchdowns during his three-year stint with the USC Trojans.

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He’s likely to be Marcus Mariota’s top target this year alongside tight end Kyle Pitts and former NEVADA Raiders wideout Bryan Edwards.

The Falcons face the Saints Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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